This Week’s Metro Boston Open House Schedule

Where Around Boston Do You Want To Attend Open Houses?

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Is it a Brownstone or a Brick Row House?

Learn the differences between these types of urban row houses.

Did you catch the mistake Remodelista made in their instagram post? They got quite a bit of flack from their followers for calling a brick row house a brownstone. I have to say, that is one of my pet peeves. What are the architectural differences between the two? Let me give you the low down, so you don’t have to make the mistake.

Brownstones:

Brownstone was a popular form in Northeast cities during the 19th century, named for its façade cladding of brown or red-brown sandstone. Brownstones are almost always multiple stories tall and frequently feature flat roofs. The distinct feature about brownstones is the nearly seamless line between one townhouse to the next. Brownstone materials blend together smoothly, and a series of brownstone townhouses can often look like a single building with several doors and windows instead of individual residences. Brownstone was plentiful and inexpensive in the 19th century. The image of this style is forever associated with New York City, but can be found in other urban areas. By the 1840s, it was a popular choice for townhouse facades and retains its charm today, as a signifier of both sophistication and neighborhood appeal.

Brick Row Houses:

On the other hand Boston and Philadelphia are famous for streets lined with brick masonry row houses. Specifically the brick Federalist architectural style for houses prevailed between the Revolutionary War and about 1835. The federal row house was modest in scale and restrained in ornament. The front of the house was usually clad in red brick, typically laid in what is known as a Flemish bond (a style of bricklaying with each row of brick laid in alternating headers and stretchers – the short and long sides of the brick). Brick row houses are usually two or three stories and often have half-story attics with dormers. The brick Federal architecture is an adaptation of Georgian elements, with an American twist. We can thank Boston native Charles Bulfinch for this style influence throughout our neighborhoods.

Distinctive Architectural Illustration by Rob Leanna

Joe Schutt

Committed to representing your interests with the highest level of integrity, I am dedicated to service excellence focused on personal attention and building a solid trust relationship. I listen carefully and make my clients feel comfortable in exploring their full range of real estate options and then encourage them to relax and rely on my expertise to insure that the details run smoothly and efficiently. Google+

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October 2018 Greater Boston Real Estate Market Trends

Here’s October 2018’s Monthly Indicators Report from the Greater Boston Association of Realtors® showing Boston real estate market trends.


October 2018 Greater Boston Real Estate Market Trends

The combination of a slower sales pace and a steady increase in the number of homes for sale in metropolitan Boston helped to create a more balanced housing market and improved opportunity for buyers entering the residential housing market during October, according to data released by the Greater Boston Association of REALTORS® (GBAR).

Last month, a total of 1,073 single-family detached homes were sold in metropolitan Boston, which was the sixth highest sales total on record for the month but reflects a modest 4.4 percent decrease from the 1,122 homes sold in October 2017. On a month-to-month basis, however, single-family home sales rose a healthy 8.5 percent from September when just 989 homes were sold. Similarly, the condo market declined on an annual basis by 8.6 percent, from 861 units sold in October 2017 to 787 last month, but on a month-to-month basis the number of condos sold rose 3.7 percent from 759 units sold in September.

Condominium
  • October condo sales DOWN -8.6%
  • Median prices UP +7.3% ($542,000)
  • Active Listings UP +13.9% to 2,332
  • Listings added to the market UP 20.3% over last year (1,324 from 1,101 in 2017)
Single-Family
  • October single-family home sales DOWN -4.4%
  • Median prices UP +7.1% ($605,000)
  • Active Listings UP +5.0% to 3,076
  • Listings added to the market UP +20.6% over last year (1,574 from 1,305 in 2017)

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October 2018 Greater Boston Market Trends

Anna Roberts

REALTOR® & Operations Executive at Unit Realty Group.

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September 2018 Greater Boston Real Estate Market Trends

Here’s September 2018’s Monthly Indicators Report from the Greater Boston Association of Realtors® showing Boston real estate market trends.


September 2018 Greater Boston Real Estate Market Trends

Sales and median selling prices of both single-family detached homes and condominiums rose once again in the month of September. However, both experienced a decline in total sales volume, below the historical monthly average according to data issued by the Greater Boston Association of REALTORS® (GBAR).

Condominium
  • September condo sales DOWN -15.2%
  • Median prices UP +14.6% ($570,000)
  • Active Listings UP +3.5% to 2,229
  • Listings added to the market UP 9.8% over last year (1,607 from 1,464 in 2017)
Single-Family
  • September single-family home sales DOWN -12.5%
  • Median prices UP +4.7% ($599,900)
  • Active Listings UP +0.3% to 3,191
  • Listings added to the market UP +4.7% over last year (1,990 from 1,900 in 2017)

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September 2018 Greater Boston Market Trends

Anna Roberts

REALTOR® & Operations Executive at Unit Realty Group.

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